My friend S. dropped in for a cup of tea today on her way home from shopping in Truro, where she'd bought a dress for her birthday do tonight.
S: They didn't have a size 8*, so I had to get a size 6**.
ME: Bloody hell. Does it fit?
S: Just about. Bit of a squeeze to get the last bit of the zip done up, but I think it'll be OK.
S. is eight months pregnant.
* US size 6
** US size 4